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Why Do I Need a Bar Exam Tutor?
Although law schools do a good job at teaching the subjects that appear on the bar exam, they do a notoriously poor job at teaching students to write effectively about the law. Sadly, this deficit exists despite the fact that law firms have made it clear to the ABA that law schools need to do a better job at teaching writing. Unfortunately, the student who has not been exposed to legal writing and given many opportunities to practice this skill set, for example by taking writing classes or working as a law clerk during the summers, may not be able to write effectively about the law or pass the bar exam.
More and more, bar examiners are focusing on the written portion of the bar exam as a means to cull the large number of bar applicants applying for admission in their state. In most states, the written portion of the bar exam includes the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)and bar exam essays.Bar essays are either drafted by the state or composed of questions from the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE). The MPT measures an applicant’s ability to analyze a legal problem and draft a well-written legal analysis based on law given on the test. The bar essays require applicants to draft a well-written legal analysis of a problem based on law that they have memorized.
Students who find themselves insufficiently prepared to write for the bar exam do not have many options. Most bar exam preparatory courses teach the same thing as the law schools, only the subjects, not the writing. Bar exam tutors exist to fill this gap in the bar exam preparatory market. Personal tutoring can provide students with the opportunity to practice and hone their writing skills, so they can more easily demonstrate their understanding of the law on the bar exam and PASS!!